Described as Miles Davis meets Pink Floyd, Jeff’s sound is unique, combining New Age beauty and progressive rock. Jeff’s albums feature esteemed contributors such as guitarist Nile Rodgers, iconic bassist Chuck Rainey and legendary drummers Bernard Purdie and Keith Carlock. Jeff’s accolades include: ZMR Album of the Year (5x winner), multiple #1 albums on NPR’s Echoes, and multiple Independent Music Awards.
Jeff is a founding member of the group FLOW, comprised of Will Ackerman, Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt and Jeff Oster, of course. FLOW took home this year’s ZMR Album of the Year, and the IMA for Best New Age Album. They are performing all over the continent, including a September 28 appearance at Carnegie Hall in NYC.
Jeff's new album REACH was released in late 2018
ZMR Album of the Year (2005,2007,2011,2015, 2018)
ZMR Best Contemporary Instrumental Album (2005,2007, 2018)
ZMR Best Chill/Groove Album (2011,2015)
Independent Music Awards - Best New Age Song (2006,2008, 2017)
Independent Music Awards - Best New Age Album (2017, 2018 - with FLOW)
2014 Grammy Award winner - Best New Age Album (Laura
Sullivan) - Featured trumpet/flugelhorn
2014 Grammy Award nominee - Best Spoken Word (Pete
Seeger) - Trumpet
10th Annual International Acoustic Music Award Finalist
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"Loved playing with you. You're a brilliant musician...and that tone, gimmie a break!"
- Nile Rodgers
"Jeff Oster has always amazed me. Anyone who sounds like
no one else amazes me, but a guy who grows so stunningly
as a composer and player in the space of a few years
inspires nothing but awe. NEXT is a step in musical
evolution from where we last heard from Jeff… rather like
the apes harnessing fire and inventing French cuisine.
It’s a joy as his friend and co-producer to watch someone
you love and respect grow into an artist of true
importance and significance in a world of background
noise. Listen to this. It matters."
- Will Ackerman